2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris
2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Metris does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
Small vans are ideal for contractors and shuttle fleets that have substantial cargo or transportation requirements but don't need large, expensive full-size vans. They are far easier to navigate crowded city centers than their larger counterparts, and their modest capabilities allow for more fuel-efficient engines. But for some uses, they just aren't big enough. Enter the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris. It splits the size difference between small and full-size vans, becoming the only midsize cargo and passenger van on the market.
Despite the premium nameplate, the Metris doesn't cost much more than its smaller competitors. You pay a little more than rivals for the larger cargo area, as well as the option for three-row passenger seating (not all vans in this segment offer additional seating behind the front row). With 208 horsepower on tap, the Metris is also considerably more powerful than the others yet returns similar fuel economy. Prospective buyers shouldn't be discouraged by the fancy badge and slightly higher price.
Trim levels & features
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris can be outfitted for work duty (with a completely open space behind the front bucket seats) or seven- or eight-seat passenger hauling. It's available in four versions. The Metris Cargo is the one with an expansive cargo area, while the Passenger fills that space with two rows of seating. There are also Worker Cargo and Worker Passenger versions that cost less than their non-Worker counterparts in exchange for a shorter list of available features.
Powering the Metris is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (208 horsepower, 258 pound-feet of torque) that drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, remote locking and unlocking, air-conditioning, wheel-mounted shift paddles, Bluetooth and a five-speaker audio system with a USB port.
Some additional standard features depend on which Metris you buy. A 5.8-inch color screen is included on standard models and optional on Worker models (which otherwise come with a simple monochrome display). Passenger and Worker Passenger models also get a rearview mirror, rear air-conditioning and a nine-speaker audio system. All Metris vans have sliding rear doors. Further back, you'll find 270-degree swing-out rear cargo doors standard on the Metris Cargo while all others get 180-degree rear cargo doors.
The list of available option packages for the Worker Cargo is relatively short. You can get the Convenience package (automatic wipers, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, cruise control, the color display and LED cargo area lighting) and the Utility package (Convenience package plus roof rails, a rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, a driver information display, a heated rear window, blind-spot monitoring, rails on the cargo floor and sides and tie-downs).
On the Worker Passenger, there's also the Appearance package (Convenience plus alloy wheels, body-colored bumpers, roof rails, a rear liftgate instead of the swing-out cargo doors, a heated rear window and simulated leather upholstery) and the Comfort package (all contents of the Utility and Appearance packages plus power-sliding rear doors).
Options are broken apart into more cost-effective packages in the Cargo and Passenger models, allowing buyers to mix and match the features they want. Notable combinations include the Cold Weather package (heated front seats, a heated windshield washer system and an upgraded heater); the Premium Safety package (Utility plus lane departure warning, forward collision warning and automated parallel parking); and the Driver Comfort package (a comfort-tuned suspension and upgraded seats with lumbar support).
Many of the options listed above are offered as stand-alone choices, as are a trailer hitch, rear privacy glass, chrome interior trim and a backup alarm. Mercedes' MasterUpfitter program allows buyers to further customize Metris Cargo vans to their business needs.
Noise & vibration2.5
Ease of use4
Getting in/getting out4
Audio & navigation3
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Metris safety features:
- Hill Start Assist
- Prevents the Metris from rolling backward on a hill from a stop when the driver releases the brake and presses the accelerator.
- Blind-Spot Assist
- Displays a visual warning if a vehicle is in your blind spot. Sounds an alert if you move into a space occupied by another vehicle.
- Collision Prevention Assist
- Sounds an alert if the Metris is approaching the vehicle in front too quickly.
2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris for Sale
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris is a midsize cargo van that is larger than other small cargo vans while offering similar city-friendly maneuverability. It can also be ordered as a passenger van if you'd rather use it for shuttling duties, an option that few of its rivals offer. As with most Mercedes vehicles, additional extras for the standard Passenger and Cargo models are spread throughout multiple options packages, as well as stand-alone upgrades. Worker versions of these two models are structured differently, with options bundled into a smaller number of packages.
The Metris is offered in two-seat Cargo and seven- or eight-seat Passenger models. Each is available in standard or Worker trim levels. All four combinations share the same basic features and robust turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is considerably more powerful than those in competing vans. Standard features are lacking compared to what you'll find in other Mercedes vehicles but are right in line by segment standards. These include automatic headlights, remote locking and unlocking, air-conditioning and Bluetooth.
Many more features are available and are grouped into different packages, depending on which configuration you start out with. Generally, Worker models have a lower base price and fewer choices than the standard models. Only a few exterior colors are available, and features are grouped into two to three pricey packages. Standard Passenger and Cargo models carry a higher sticker but offer a greater degree of customization, and additional features are grouped into a larger number of reasonably priced packages.
Although many extras are available for all Metris models, there are a few unique options for Passenger and Cargo models. Cargo versions can be ordered with 270-degree swing-out cargo doors (doors are flush with the body when fully open), cargo rails with anchors, a refrigeration prep package, and storage solutions via the MasterUpfitter program. Passenger models are eligible for power-sliding rear doors, automatic climate control and seating for seven or eight.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris is slightly more expensive than competitors in Worker form, while standard models are dearer still. But the Metris is also larger than its contemporaries, the engine is more powerful, and its payload and towing capabilities are greater. Materials and build quality also feel superior to what you'll find in rivals. If you believe the Metris' benefits are worth the extra cost, use Edmunds' peerless shopping tools to find your perfect cargo or passenger van.
2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris Overview
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris is offered in the following submodels: Metris Minivan. Available styles include Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), Worker Cargo 3dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), Passenger 4dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), and Worker Passenger 4dr Minivan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A).
What do people think of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Metris 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Metris.
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Should I lease or buy a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris?
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